Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Renovated Basque Villa

This house in Guipúzcoa, a province in the Basque Country in Spain, was decorated by Iñaqui Mujika. I love the contrast between the dark grey walls and the white woodwork throughout the house. Elegant but not at all stuffy as some wood and wicker furniture and seagrass rugs were used in some rooms which soften and add warmth to the look.

Beautiful patterned tiles in the porch.

Rustic chairs made with logs.

Grey and white striped wallpaper in the foyer.

Mix of modern and antique furniture.

A wall with windows separates the living room from the dining room.

Rustic table and charis contrast with the modern lines of the kitchen. The doors of the island have benn painted black.

A change to all the grey with light blue and white striped wallpaper.

Nautical feel in the bathroom.

Full length mirror leaning against one of the walls of the light filled dresser.

All images from here.

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Monday, 30 August 2010

Summer House on Paros

This house is located near the town of Naoussa on the north of the Greek island of Paros in the Greek Cyclades. An Austrian couple, Martin and Karin finally got the opportunity to buy the house they had rented for several years. They took eight years to transform it from a traditional farmhouse with stables into a comfortable holiday house.

Snygg inredning i Grekland
Materials found locally were used for the renovation.

The small windows were kept. In the dining room a spoon lamp adds a merry touch.

The dining area as seen from above.

Karin's portrait hangs above the window. Red painted concrete floor, open shelves and baskets in the rustic kitchen.

Martin poses imitating his wife's portrait in the kitchen.

In the master bedroom the night table and base of the bed are made of concrete.

Mediterranean style bathroom.

This terrace is right outside the master bedroom.

Stunning views from the outside barbecue area.

Shady spot to have dinner outside.

All images from here.

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Modern Apartment in Sweden

It's a beautiful sunny morning here. Hope your Sunday is beautiful too.
This apartment is featured on the Alvhem real estate site. A modern, stylish apartment in an 1880 property in Linnestaden, Sweden. Would you take it as it is, or would you add some more colour? Love to know!

The property is located in a free mode
Facade typical of Linnestaden buildings.

and an impressive entrance
The entrance of the building with original tiles.

Incredibly beautiful staircase
A light under the staircase not only lets you watch your step but highlights the pattern of the steps.

which is a rare spacious and roomy rooms
Soft palette and modern furniture in the ample living room. Wooden boards for the floors.

The floor plan is open and very social
Wallpaper on one of the living room walls adds interest to the room.

the curved wall adds another character
There are three Swedish stoves - called kakelugn - in this apartment. The second one is in the bedroom and yet another one in the dining room. Notice how they added a light behind this one.

a comfortable reading area with favorite chair
Reading nook in the living room.

An easy-patterned wallpaper violates the white walls

One of three operable (!) Stoves
Close up of the Swedish stove.

The question is whether it can be so much better?

the beautiful living room which now serves as dining room

A charming room with a planned three hearty window

Invite your friends and enjoy an Italian buffet
Some bread and cheese for me please.

Comfortable kitchen with enormous character
Green hues in the kitchen.

Beautiful original cabinets offer excellent storage

The beautiful window light party invites

Welcome to an exceptional apartment

Wake up with fågelkivtter or a crackling fire

To the right is the bright, airy bedroom

A lovely peaceful place that opens up at the park

It's mostly intact since the property was built in 1902

A wide opening with high double doors leading into
And the third stove in a corner of the dining room.

More images right here while they last, remember this site takes the pictures down once the property is sold. Sometimes they leave them up for a few days.

Have a great Sunday and see you tomorrow!

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

New Atlanta Home

A devastating fire forced homeowners Bonneau and Jennifer Ansley to build a new home. They chose a spot in the Peachtree Battle neighborhood in Atlanta and built a five-bedroom Dutch Colonial home. Architect Charles Heydt designed the home to look like it's been part of the established neighborhood for years.

A façade of Cashiers, North Carolina, fieldstone and a large front porch ensure that this newly constructed Dutch Colonial home complements its mature neighborhood.

The Ansleys in their porch.

The Ansleys' Boykin spaniel, Bodie, in the foyer of their new home. Paint color, Benjamin Moore Oyster Shell

A custom limestone-and-pewter hood was the launching pad for the kitchen's soft blue-gray colour palette.

The family room opens up directly into the large kitchen, which features a comfortable eating area that can accommodate up to 14.

The butler's pantry includes copper countertops, wainscot paneling and mirrored walls, as well as a window that opens up to the outdoor courtyard.

It took faux-finish artist Judy Neukrug six weeks to hand-paint the walls of the dining room to look like wallpaper.

Landscape architect Rick Anderson designed the outdoor living area.

All images and information from here.

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